But, less is more isn't just applying to my exercise mindset. It's applying to my life, as well. Realization #3 - seeing Ryan less has definitely made me miss him more. We've been together nearly 7 years and though we love each other, we can certainly drive each other bananas. In fact, I know that before I went back to school I DID drive him bananas daily because I needed another adult to tell every.single.thing. Now? I think we are both busier and have more stories to share at the end of the day. By not being together every single second the moment we get home, we can both kind of regroup and then talk. It's probably made us communicate better and listen more. Sure, I still tell him a lot of asinine things (hello, my name is Megan, that's kind of my thing), but I would like to think I've scaled back some on the amount of word vomit that comes out of my mouth.
Besides talking more, I think we appreciate each other more and the time we spend together. We can easily fall into ruts of "pajamas on, couch dwelling commence!" mindsets. Which is all well and good, but sometimes it's good to go on a date and remember what the person looks like in something other than sweatpants.